Tequila is a type of alcohol. It is made out of an agave plant that is commonly found within the area of Guadalajara, which is located in Mexico. Agave plants are abundant in this area because of the volcanic soil that can be found there. There are laws within Mexico about where this plant can be grown. Tequila has trade agreements for this plant with many different countries so tequila can be enjoyed by others. Tequila, as with all alcohols, is considered to be a depressant, not an upper.